Classes and Camps

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La Toque’s Cooking Camp series brings cooking know how and fun to young children, tweens and teens   It’s all about letting the next generation have a blast with food and passing down culinary life skills from one generation to the next.   Camp activities include cooking instruction, hands on projects, taste tests and contests.   Campers will bring home their marvelous creations to share with their families and recipes to practice in their own kitchens.  

In single classes, students will learn the techniques and recipe listed and, time permitting, a bonus recipe.  Cooking techniques will be from basic to intermediate and will inspire your young cook to take over the kitchen for family dinners and to instill a life long love of cooking, Some classes are offered for adults or all ages. These classes will give confidence in the kitchen while having fun and meeting mew people. Register at least 24 hours before class.

All sessions will be taught in a home setting in downtown Palo Alto.

SINGLE CLASSES, $69 teacher: Cindy Roberts

These will start up in fall, 2023

SPRING BREAK CAMP, $310 teacher: Cindy Roberts

April 3-7, 9am-noon  SPRING BREAK COOKING CAMP ages 10-15


June 5-9, 9:00-noon, COOKING CAMP BEST OF NY TIMES, ages 10-15, teacher: Cindy Roberts, $310

July 3-7, 9:00-noon, COOKING CAMP EZ PEASY MEALS, ages 6-9, teacher: Cindy Roberts, $310

July 17-21, 9:00-noon, COOKING CAMP BEST OF NY TIMES, ages 10-15, teacher: Cindy Roberts, $310

July 24-28, 9:00-noon, COOKING CAMP CHOCOLATE CHAMPIONS, ages 10-15, teacher: Cindy Roberts, $310

July 31-August 4, 9:00-noon, COOKING CAMP EZ PEASY MEALS, ages 6-9, teacher: Cindy Roberts, $310

SPRING BREAK COOKING CAMP In this 5 day cooking camp you’ll learn top recipes from Smitten Kitchen and The New York Times, in homage to some of the best recipe writers of 2023.   Come learn how to cook these fabulous recipes from Melissa Clark, Deb Perelman and more. 

DELECTABLE DINNERS – BEST OF NEW YORK TIMES Put your trust in the readers of the acclaimed New York Times Cooking section.   We’ll create a host of dinner menus around the most popular recipes from the last few years. Come learn what’s trending in this sweet and savory class with recipes from Melissa Clark and other NY Times recipe writers. Once we serve them up, we’ll put them to our own taste test and write comments to the New York Times website.

CHOCOLATE CHAMPIONS We’ll be cooking a host of chocolate treats including chocolate confections and compete in a chocolate cake decorating contest. The week will include chocolate tastings and chocolate tempering mastery.  We’ll learn how chocolate is created, chocolate chemistry and other chocolate trivia.

EZ PEASY MEALS FOR YOUNGER KIDS If you’re ready to get your younger children cooking up a storm, this camp is for you.   Young chefs will learn basic cooking techniques in a fun environment geared towards children ages 6-9.  They’ll exit the week with a full dinner menu they’ll be proud of including hand cranked pasta, guacamole, quesadillas and cornbread.   As a special treat, the campers will compete in a cupcake decorating contest and a chocolate tasting.